Executive Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

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Q&A: Oregonian Emily Harris, NPR's Jerusalem Correspondent

The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.

  • By Aaron Scott and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/11/2014
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Are Semi Trucks Portland's Most Visible Product?

Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

  • By Sarah Richards, Caleb Diehl, Nicole Cordier, Maya Seaman, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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Devouring Our State of Deliciousness

How Oregon's edible bounty unites a state of transplants and loyal locals at the dinner table

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/02/2014
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Will a Rising Tech Industry Destroy Portland's Soul—or Save It?

A pair of CEOs deliver a bracing message on company culture, people vs. product, and keeping it weird.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/12/2014
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7 Amazing Facts* from the MLS All-Star Game

Impressions from a week of football and frivolity in Soccer City, USA.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/07/2014
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Kasey Keller Doesn’t Hate the Portland Timbers (Or Anybody Else)

The legendary ex-goalkeeper (and Northwest native) talks Portland soccer culture, how pros think about rivalries, and his move to the press box.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/06/2014
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Exclusive Tours of Two Portland Design Icons: The Shire and the Watzek House

Step inside two masterworks by influential Portland architect John Yeon, one of the defining forces of Northwest Modernism.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/05/2014
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14 Cool Exotic Finds In Cargo's Massive Moving Sale

Portland's ark of international design treasures gets ready to bolt from the Pearl with big price cuts.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/04/2014
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7 Relaxing Summer Day Trips

Into short drives, easy strolls, and sweat-free escapes? There's no shame in that! Here's how to make the most of summer in your flip-flops.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Five Revolutionary Bike Designs from Oregon Manifest

The Portland-hatched design competition spurs teams of designers and bike builders to rethink urban transport.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/30/2014
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Living the Good Life, PDX-Style

Homing in on what it means to be healthy in the City of Roses, from good wine to great hikes.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/15/2014
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A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2014
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How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Should We Fear a Massive Portland Earthquake, Or Just Prepare For It?

How our executive editor stopped worrying and started getting prepared for the Big One. But is the rest of Portland ready?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Country Brunch Gets Down(home)

Portland Monthly's celebration of urban bounty (and Bloody Marys) welcomed summer with local chefs and shakers.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2014
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Nike's World Cup Design Hits

Portland's links to the Swoosh put a Rose City stamp on the soccer frenzy in Brazil.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/23/2014
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How to Enjoy the World Cup Without Getting Fired

Six indispensible tips for enjoying the world's most-watch games

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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